Cats APPG

First Registered: 26/04/2018 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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The APPG is a group of MPs, peers and associate organisations with an interest in feline welfare, aiming to promote and further feline welfare. It seeks to support discussion and debate about what the public, politicians and the government can do to further feline welfare.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Cats

1. Cat and Dog imports 2018 - 2020
03/09/2021 - Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Found: request to be informed about a)How many dogs and cats were recorded as entering and leaving UK under the

2. Animal welfare during the covid-19
02/06/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: welfare organisations during covid-19; notes that Cats Protection, along with other animal welfare organisations

3. Debate on an e-petition relating to the identification of pets
13/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: opened by Martyn Day MP. The petition New law that cats killed injured by a vehicle are checked for a chip:

4. Animal activities licensing: guidance for local authorities
20/04/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: notes for conditions for providing boarding for cats November 2018 1 2 Contents Introduction

5. Statistics on Pet Travel scheme 2019 - 2020
16/12/2021 - Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Found: recorded: 1. What data do you currently collect about cats legally entering the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Cats

1. Pet Travel
02/12/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on cats. I thank Cats Protection for its assistance in acting as - Speech Link

2. Pet Identification
17/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: for compulsory scanning of the microchips of all cats that are injured or have died in road traffic accidents - Speech Link
2: found cats on social media, Helena set up the first deceased cat group on Facebook, “Deceased Cats UK and - Speech Link

3. Pets (Microchips)
23/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: is not true for cats, despite being the second most popular pet in the UK. Instead, cats are often picked - Speech Link

4. Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (Sixth sitting)
18/11/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: UK is a cause for concern.Exotic animals are not cats or dogs; they are wild animals with often highly - Speech Link
2: Assent to this act, make regulations requiring that cats in England over a certain age be microchipped.”—(Olivia - Speech Link
3: Second time.New clause 21 deals with microchipping of cats. We heard about cattism earlier in the debate. We - Speech Link

5. Cat Welfare
11/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: to the back of their house and I saw a number of cats who had been neglected, injured or abandoned. I - Speech Link
2: Is he aware that in 2016 the press reported 202 cats as having been shot in the United Kingdom, with - Speech Link
3: does an amazing job at looking after and re-homing cats. I also pay tribute to my own cat, Pudding, who - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Cats
1. Cats
asked by: Lord Black of Brentwood
28/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of unowned cats in the UK.

2. Cats: Tagging
asked by: Alex Davies-Jones
14/12/2020
... when he plans to publish his Department’s response to the consultation on the microchipping of cats in England that closed on 4 January 2020.

3. Cats: Tagging
asked by: Elliot Colburn
16/12/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to collect and scan cats injured or killed in road traffic accidents for a microchip and inform their owners.

4. Cats: Imports
asked by: Elliot Colburn
16/12/2020
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of strengthening requirements for cats entering the UK.

5. Cats: Tagging
asked by: Greg Knight
04/11/2020
... (b) tumour development at the injection site and (c) other side effects as a result of the microchipping of cats; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Patricia Gibson Portrait
Patricia Gibson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran
Joined: 26th April 2018
3 APPG Memberships
Baby Loss , Consumer Protection , Post Offices
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 2nd June 2021
82 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , American Football , Antisemitism , Arctic and Nordic Councils , Armed Forces , Armed Forces Covenant , Assistive Technology , Australia and New Zealand , Autism , Bahrain , Banning Trophy Hunting , Bees and Pollinators , Bermuda , Boys' Brigade , Breast Cancer , British Jews , British Overseas Territories , Canada , Cerebral Palsy , Channel 4 , Channel Islands , Childhood Trauma , Chile , China , Commonwealth , Crypto and Digital Assets , Cyprus , Darts , Dementia , Diabetes , Digital Regulation and Responsibility , Disability , Dog Advisory Welfare , Down Syndrome , Dying Well , Eating Disorders , Entrepreneurship , Estonia , Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion , Fair Business Banking , Financial Education for Young People , Foreign Affairs , Future of Retail , Global Health , Health , Holocaust Memorial , Hydrogen , Inclusive Entrepreneurship , International Freedom of Religion or Belief , Japan , Learning Disability , Liechtenstein , Limits to Growth , Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness , Media , Mentoring , Montserrat , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Pacific Islands , Pro-Life , Psychology , Pubs , Qatar , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Reserves and Cadets , Russia , San Marino , Serbia , Small Island Developing States , Social Media , Spinal Cord Injury , Street Children , Switzerland , Textiles and Fashion , Thalidomide , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , United Nations Women , Vulnerable Groups to Pandemics , Whistleblowing , Woods and Trees
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 26th April 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Sheryll Murray MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: sheryll.murray.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Ben Parker, Battersea, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA. Tel: 020 7627 7898

Email: info@apgocats.org.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.apgocats.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
6 Mar 2019
Source
Cats Protection
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/03/2019 To : 05/03/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Mar 2018
Source
Cats Protection
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/03/2018 To : 05/03/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Cats APPG

Former APPG Officers
Steve Reed Portrait
Steve Reed
Co-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 24th September 2020
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Reed Portrait
Steve Reed
Co-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Secretary
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ross Thomson Portrait
Ross Thomson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Aberdeen South
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019